All five crematoriums in Toronto release mercury but that's about to change! TEA recently toured Mount Pleasant Crematorium's new equipment, which eliminates all mercury emissions.
News & Updates
TEA is proud to say that NOW magazine is the media sponsor for our upcoming mayoral debate on September 23rd! Watch for ads in the next two issues of NOW magazine, and be sure to check for their coverage of this debate and other election news.
In this issue, TEA invites you to join us for our Mayoral Debate and we provide an overview of our election work.
In this issue, TEA asks you to reach out to your candidates about the Green Action Agenda and we give you an update on the battery recycling program in Ontario.
Many of Toronto's dry cleaners are using toxic chemicals to clean our clothes. ChemTRAC shows us where these shops are and how much we're exposed to.
TEA recently hosted a training session for over 25 volunteers to help them get engaged in environmental issues and the upcoming municipal election.
The City of Toronto’s Sewers By-law makes sure that local industries are responsible for the contaminated water they dump into our shared sewer system.
In 2014, volunteers took TEA's Waste Free Toronto Campaign to Community Environment Days around the city.
Toronto City Council has moved ahead, reaffirming its commitment to bring public ravine lands into the Greenbelt. See TEA's Press Release.
In this issue, TEA celebrates what Council has been doing to tackle climate change and toxics, and we'll tell you how you can have an impact on waste diversion.
Thanks to TEA, the Medical Officer of Health is taking the first step to reduce the top 8 toxic chemicals released into Toronto’s air!
Product ingredients like triclosan in soap are supposed to kill germs. But a report released today by CELA & CPA comes clean about how toxic triclosan is to our health and the Great Lakes!
The ChemTRAC program has released Phase 3 Data on the use and release of 25 priority toxic substances across Toronto. Phase 3 of ChemTRAC signals the final stage of implementing this landmark 'Right to Know' program!
Though many people toss coffee cups in the Blue Bin, the sad truth is that take out coffee cups are just not recyclable in Toronto's blue bins. That means far too many cups are sent to Toronto's landfill each year.
TEA partnered with CASSA - the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians - to promote the Waste Free Challenge in the South Asian community. This week, the CapaCITY Creators team launched a Waste Free Guide to Hosting a Dinner Party with a waste free picnic in Scarborough.
Imagine if you keep putting off investing in your child’s education, home repairs and your retirement. Eventually, the repair bills will be huge and you won’t have the money you need to send your child to university and retire. By putting off investing, you pretty well guarantee huge financial problems in the future.
We decided to dig into the waste at the TEA office to find out how we can reduce it. We're a bit embarrassed about the results, but we've resolved to do better.
Started in 2002, Toronto's Green Bin program was one of the first curbside organics collection programs in North America. Soon, more than half of that food waste will be processed right here in Toronto.
Scarborough residents like you have an urgent opportunity to build a greener city for all. This Monday, June 16th, a meeting is being held to discuss the future of Scarborough's sewage system. TEA will be promoting non-toxic solutions. Join us!
Toronto staff want to hear from the public on a Long Term Waste Plan for Toronto's waste over the next 50 years.